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Join us for a day of wild bird watching at the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area, which is about 70 miles north of Sacramento in Butte County. The area is a major stop for migratory birds along the Pacific Flyway and is known for several species of ducks and geese. The 9,200-acre sanctuary is accessible to the disabled and features restrooms, a visitor's museum, educational programs and paved trails. For more information on Gray Lodge, click here.
There is a $4 entrance fee per adult. Visitors age 16-years and younger are free. Pay at a designated kiosk and please bring exact change. Our tour begins at 12:30 p.m. The paved trail has benches for those who need to rest. Be sure to bring cameras and/or binoculars.
After the tour, we will have lunch: sandwiches, chips, drinks and dessert. If you didn't sign up for this outing at the October general meeting, please call CCBS President Mariana Mejia at 916-386-1999 and leave a message to confirm that you are joining us.
After lunch, CCBS members can take an optional 3-mile auto tour through the wetlands or visit an exhibit center.
Give yourself at least two-hours to get to Gray Lodge. If you live south of Sacramento (Elk Grove, for example), you may need to allow a bit more time. The naturalist at the wildlife area recommends that you use GPS, if you have it.
From Sacramento: take Highway 99 north past Yuba City to Live Oak. Turn left on Pennington Road. The name of this road changes twice so stay on it as it turns into Powell Road, then into North Butte Road.
Make a right turn on Almond Orchard Road. The sign for Almond Orchard Road might be partially hidden by a small group of oak trees.
Turn left at Rutherford Road and follow it to Parking Lot 14.